Rami Malek's meta opening line of his Emmy speech Sunday night - "Please tell me you're seeing this too" - could've applied to all of us. "He's responsible if Donald Trump gets elected and he builds that wall", Kimmel said. The Saturday Night Live comedian, who had her website hacked and Twitter account flooded with racist slurs this summer, made light of the situation onstage with the Ernst & Young reps who hold the winners' names. "The first person we're throwing over it is Mark Burnett". Last year, Fox's broadcast, hosted by Andy Samberg, followed that network's own late-afternoon football telecast.
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Sherlock: the Abominable Bride beat fellow BBC show Luther to win the best-limited series while Susanne Bier, the Danish director of the BBC's John Le Carré adaptation The Night Manager, won for best directing in a limited series.
"Mr. Robot" will be vying with last year's formidable champion, "Game of Thrones", this year's most-nominated show.
"Game of Thrones" was awarded three Emmys, leaving it with a record-breaking total of 38 awards.
"That guy", he said, pointing to Burnett. "British people will get that", he said.
In 2016, the Emmys finally caught up to what the rest of the world already knew: The Americans is one of the best dramas on television.
Trump has a complicated history with the Emmys, stemming back to his show, The Apprentice, being nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program back in 2004.
Kimmel praised the year's offerings, saying "after 68 years, television still manages to surprise us", while Television Academy chief executive Bruce Rosenblum asserted that "television dominates the global entertainment landscape". The fantasy saga could break the record it set in 2015 for most wins by a series in a single year, 12: It already earned nine creative arts honors last weekend and is up for five more trophies Sunday.
Once Smith won her fourth Emmy and wasn't there to accept, Kimmel joked that it would be in the lost and found if she wanted it.
Smith showed two can play that game and put out a statement formally accepting her award. Orange is the New Black co-star and transgender actress Laverne Cox, who took the stage later to present an Emmy, acknowledged how Hollywood taking the chance on her had changed her life and resonated Tambor's thoughts.
Louis-Dreyfus apologized for what she called "the current political climate", seven weeks before the presidential election.
Julia Louis- Dreyfus won her fifth straight award for her performance in "Veep". This year's Emmys, which aired on Sunday, showed that "the rat-faced people of television" (to quote Amy Poehler at the 2013 Golden Globes) could bring it as much as those involved with movies in terms of acting, writing and directing.